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Wild waterfowl, including ducks, are natural hosts of influenza A viruses. These viruses rarely caused disease in ducks until 2002, when some H5N1 strains became highly pathogenic. Here we show that these H5N1 viruses are reverting to nonpathogenicity in ducks. Ducks experimentally infected with...

Hulse-Post, D. J.; Sturm-Ramirez, K. M.; Humberd, J.; Seiler, P.; Govorkova, E. A.; Krauss, S.; Scholtissek, C.; Puthavathana, P.; Buranathai, C.; Nguyen, T. D.; Long, H. T.; Naipospos, T. S. P.; Chen, H.; Ellis, T. M.; Guan, Y.; Peiris, J. S. M.; Webster, R. G.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, USA
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2005, 102, 30, pp 10682-10687